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MAN ARRESTED FOR BANK ROBBERY

A JOHNSON CITY MAN HAS BEEN ARRESTED ON BANK ROBBERY CHARGES.  58-YEAR OLD JERRY BOWMAN IS ALLEGED TO HAVE ROBBED THE CARTER COUNTY BANK BRANCH IN PINECREST WEDNESDAY.  AFTER TAKING CASH FROM THE TELLERS, BOWMAN FLED.  A TRAFFIC STOP LED TO BOWMAN’S ARREST.  IF CONVICTED, HE FACES UP TO 25 YEARS IN PRISON.  HE ALSO FACES PRISON TIME ON A FIREARMS CHARGE.

JC COMMISSION-NEW MEMBER

DR LARRY CALHOUN IS THE NEWEST JOHNSON CITY COMMISSIONER.  THE PANEL VOTED 4-0 THURSDAY TO APPOINT CALHOUN TO FINISH THE FINAL TWO YEARS OF DR. RALPH VAN BROCKLIN’S TERM.  CALHOUN WAS ONE OF THREE FINALISTS AND SAID, “I JUST WANT TO THANK THE COMMISSION ON YOUR CONFIDENCE IN ME AND I PROMISE THAT I WILL TRY MY BEST TO NOT LET YOU DOWN.”    HE WAS THE FIRST DEAN OF THE ETSU COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND HAD ALSO SERVED AS ADMINISTRATOR AT UNICOI COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL.

WASH CO-SULL CO-COOPERATION

HISTORY WAS MADE THURSDAY—AS THE SULLIVAN AND WASHINGTON COUNTY COMMISSIONS MET IN A JOINT WORK SESSION.  REGIONALISM WAS A BIG TOPIC—AND THE TWO COUNTY MAYORS WILL NOW APPOINT A COOPERATION TASK FORCE.   THE TASK FORCE WILL LOOK AT WAYS THE TWO COUNTIES CAN WORK TOGETHER.

MISSING MAN FOUND SAFE

A MISSING GREENE COUNTY MAN HAS BEEN FOUND.  29-YEAR OLD WARREN HODGES WALKED AWAY FROM A GROUP HOME THURSDAY ON BUCKINGHAM ROAD.  GREENE COUNTY AUTHORITIES SAY HE WAS UNHARMED.

MAN SENTENCED

A CARTER COUNTY MAN RECEIVED A 15 YEAR PRISON SENTENCE IN A PLEA DEAL INVOLVING ABUSE, NEGLECT AND THEFT.  21-YEAR OLD COREY SCALF WILL SERVE 3 YEARS PROBATION FOR STEALING A POLICE DOG AND 15 YEARS FOR CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT.  EARLIER IN THE YEAR, SCALF WAS CHARGED WITH NEGLECT AND ABUSE OF A ONE-YEAR OLD.  IN 2017, HE WAS CHARGED WITH STEALING A POLICE DOG.

SUSPECT ARRESTED

A SEARCH FOR A SUSPECT IN JOHNSON CITY ENDED AT A STORE IN CARTER COUNTY.  MORE DETAILS ARE EXPECTED TO BE RELEASED LATER ABOUT THE INCIDENT—THAT ENDED AT THE KENJO MARKET ON THE MILLIGAN HIGHWAY IN ELIZABETHTON.  THERE WAS A HEAVY POLICE PRESENCE THERE THURSDAY EVENING, INVOLVING JOHNSON CITY AND ELIZABETHTON POLICE AND THE CARTER COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE.

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